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for·mu·la

 (fôr′myə-lə)
n. pl. for·mu·las or for·mu·lae (-lē′)
1.
a. An established form of words or symbols for use in a ceremony or procedure.
b. An utterance of conventional notions or beliefs; a hackneyed expression.
2. A method of doing or treating something that relies on an established, uncontroversial model or approach: a new situation comedy that simply uses an old formula.
3. Chemistry
a. A symbolic representation of the composition or of the composition and structure of a compound.
b. The compound so represented.
4.
a. A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe.
b. A liquid food for infants, containing most of the nutrients in human milk.
5. Mathematics A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
6. Formula Sports A set of specifications, including engine displacement, fuel capacity, and weight, that determine a class of racing car.

[Latin fōrmula, diminutive of fōrma, form.]

for′mu·la′ic (-lā′ĭk) adj.
for′mu·la′i·cal·ly adv.
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for•mu•la•ic

(ˌfɔr myəˈleɪ ɪk)

adj.
made according to a formula: a formulaic plot.
[1880–85]
for`mu•la′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.formulaic - characterized by or in accordance with some formula
conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
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formulaic

adjective
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Translations

formulaic

[ˌfɔːrmjʊˈleɪɪk] adj (= conventional) → convenu(e)Formula One
nformule 1
modifde formule 1
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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